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Title: Got a Drilling
Post by: MichaelZWilliamson on March 17, 2018, 07:25:23 pm
Here's photos of my new drilling.  16 gauge over 9.3X72R. Better photos later.

(http://www.sharppointythings.com/piwigo/_data/i/upload/2018/03/17/20180317160943-30c5a57a-la.jpg)
(http://www.sharppointythings.com/piwigo/i.php?/upload/2018/03/17/20180317160956-750736f0-la.jpg)
(http://www.sharppointythings.com/piwigo/i.php?/upload/2018/03/17/20180317161012-c4c01a0c-la.jpg)
(http://www.sharppointythings.com/piwigo/i.php?/upload/2018/03/17/20180317161032-57e2f2c0-la.jpg)
(http://www.sharppointythings.com/piwigo/i.php?/upload/2018/03/17/20180317161049-b9f9b1a8-la.jpg)
(http://www.sharppointythings.com/piwigo/i.php?/upload/2018/03/17/20180317161110-787fb882-la.jpg)
Title: Re: Got a Drilling
Post by: Kaso on March 17, 2018, 07:40:36 pm
Very nice.  One of those has appealed to me for a while, but they are usually priced out of reach.
Title: Re: Got a Drilling
Post by: MTK20 on March 17, 2018, 07:49:53 pm
 :thumbup1

Interesting calibre choice. I wouldn't consider either of those to be "common"  :hmm .
Title: Re: Got a Drilling
Post by: Kaso on March 17, 2018, 09:33:18 pm
Common for the modern American market, no.  But extremely common as far as Drilling chamberings go.
Title: Re: Got a Drilling
Post by: Buckeye Redneck on March 17, 2018, 11:34:07 pm
Awesome gun.

Late blogger Newbius had a similar one that I had sinful lust for. 
Title: Re: Got a Drilling
Post by: sqlbullet on March 17, 2018, 11:57:29 pm
That is cool.
Title: Re: Got a Drilling
Post by: MichaelZWilliamson on March 18, 2018, 12:01:19 am
Common enough in Germany in the 1920s.
Title: Re: Got a Drilling
Post by: Kaso on March 18, 2018, 03:54:37 pm
Common enough in Germany in the 1920s.
I am jealous.  Really jealous.

Mike, where do I sign up to be your adopted son? :D
Title: Re: Got a Drilling
Post by: coelacanth on March 18, 2018, 03:54:44 pm
 :thumbup1
Title: Re: Got a Drilling
Post by: Raptor on March 18, 2018, 04:24:21 pm
That is really freakin' cool!
Title: Re: Got a Drilling
Post by: booksmart on March 18, 2018, 06:36:09 pm
Beautiful piece, Mike!  :thumbup1
Title: Re: Got a Drilling
Post by: MichaelZWilliamson on March 18, 2018, 07:48:26 pm
As you may see in the photos (I didn't before then) it seems to have some cracks in the receiver. The dealer, being a gentleman, let me trade for another, differently cool drilling with 8X58R under 16 gauge.
Title: Re: Got a Drilling
Post by: Raptor on March 18, 2018, 08:07:55 pm
On the one hand, that sucks. On the other hand, kudos to the dealer for being willing to make things right, and I suspect it'll be a touch easier to find 8mm Danish Krag ammo vs. 9.3x72R.

I suspect that statement about the ammo may end with me prying my foot out of my mouth...
Title: Re: Got a Drilling
Post by: MichaelZWilliamson on March 18, 2018, 08:47:28 pm
It doesn't appear to be 8mm Krag.  It's something oddball and German.
Title: Re: Got a Drilling
Post by: wyatt on March 18, 2018, 10:09:18 pm
On the one hand, that sucks. On the other hand, kudos to the dealer for being willing to make things right, and I suspect it'll be a touch easier to find 8mm Danish Krag ammo vs. 9.3x72R.

I suspect that statement about the ammo may end with me prying my foot out of my mouth...

I looked it up - apparently 8mm x 58mmR is different than the 8mm Danish Krag, but I'm not familiar with either.
Title: Re: Got a Drilling
Post by: MichaelZWilliamson on March 18, 2018, 10:41:57 pm
It's not 8X58R Sauer, either.
Title: Re: Got a Drilling
Post by: MichaelZWilliamson on March 19, 2018, 12:06:20 pm
Since we found cracks on the first drilling, I swapped out for this one.

16 gauge over 7.7X58R, which is neither the Danish nor Sauer variant.  ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED! Finding a caliber _I've_ never heard of.

Zeiss scope on a claw mount.

(http://www.sharppointythings.com/piwigo/i.php?/upload/2018/03/19/20180319085717-ad450df7-la.jpg)

(http://www.sharppointythings.com/piwigo/i.php?/upload/2018/03/19/20180319085729-5766fdf5-la.jpg)

(http://www.sharppointythings.com/piwigo/i.php?/upload/2018/03/19/20180319085747-89a3c658-la.jpg)

(http://www.sharppointythings.com/piwigo/i.php?/upload/2018/03/19/20180319085707-316d6e29-la.jpg)

(http://www.sharppointythings.com/piwigo/i.php?/upload/2018/03/19/20180319085800-16f3cad6-la.jpg)

(http://www.sharppointythings.com/piwigo/i.php?/upload/2018/03/19/20180319085808-f8391c38-la.jpg)
Title: Re: Got a Drilling
Post by: booksmart on March 19, 2018, 01:53:53 pm
ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED! Finding a caliber _I've_ never heard of.

(https://media.makeameme.org/created/impressive-6fsb0r.jpg)
Title: Re: Got a Drilling
Post by: coelacanth on March 19, 2018, 01:55:34 pm
Well, if anything this one looks even nicer than the first one.    :thumbup1
Title: Re: Got a Drilling
Post by: Raptor on March 19, 2018, 02:18:42 pm
I looked it up - apparently 8mm x 58mmR is different than the 8mm Danish Krag, but I'm not familiar with either.
Huh, I googled 8x58r and it came back as being 8mm Danish Krag. Guess my Google-fu is weak.

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Title: Re: Got a Drilling
Post by: wyatt on March 19, 2018, 02:52:06 pm
Huh, I googled 8x58r and it came back as being 8mm Danish Krag. Guess my Google-fu is weak.

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"A dangerous error can occur when confusion occurs between the 8×58mmR Danish Krag and the 8×58mmR. The latter being an old German differing chambering." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8%C3%9758mmR_Danish_Krag
Title: Re: Got a Drilling
Post by: MichaelZWilliamson on March 19, 2018, 04:02:18 pm
"A dangerous error can occur when confusion occurs between the 8×58mmR Danish Krag and the 8×58mmR. The latter being an old German differing chambering." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8%C3%9758mmR_Danish_Krag

I think they mean 8X58R Sauer, which is not what I have, and near as I can tell, none of the three would chamber in each other anyway.
Title: Re: Got a Drilling
Post by: RMc on March 22, 2018, 12:40:39 pm
!6 gauge 2 1/2" chambers?
Title: Re: Got a Drilling
Post by: MichaelZWilliamson on March 22, 2018, 01:12:48 pm
2-3/4" standard, nitro proofed. It was made after 1912.